Things to See and Do While Staying at Hotel Riu Palace Mexico

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers guests plenty of intriguing sites to explore, particularly for visitors booking a beachside vacation spot like this one. Hotel Riu Palace Mexico is great for visitors seeking entertainment and hoping to have their choice of multiple activities.

Hotel Riu Palace Mexico has 2 swimming pools, so don't worry about not being able to find a shady spot by the water. A big plus for many vacationers is that this property is built adjacent to the beach, meaning that there will be a few different ways to play in the water through the course of your stay. There is also a whirlpool, which can be a calming, adult alternative to the pool.

While there's no guarantee you won't overload on Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's delicious cuisine, Hotel Riu Palace Mexico makes it easier to stay healthy; you'll find everything you need at their on-site exercise facility.


This resort is a perfect fit for tennis fanatics, considering guests can break a sweat at the on-site tennis facilities. There are 2 tennis courts on the property. Of course, players don't have to stop when the sun goes down; courts here are equipped with lighting.

Seeking more options like this? You can compare Hotel Riu Palace Mexico to similar sites with this activity, including Occidental Allegro Playacar and Gala Beach Resort Playacar.


With lush landscapes at every turn, the Caribbean islands have established some top-notch golf sites, like the on-site course at Hotel Riu Palace Mexico. This resort invites you to enjoy a few holes at their on-site course.

If you like to have a variety of golf options available to you, there are other choices very close. Well- known courses in the area are Playacar Golf Course, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and El Camaleon Mayakoba. All of them are within 13 and a half miles and the closest of the bunch, Playacar Golf Course, is just a small hike away from the lodging, so it won't be troublesome to make stopping by for some rounds on the links. There are 18 total holes at this nearby course. The course is a par 72, with a total length of 6269 yards. For those who would like to find out more information, you can reach the course at 811-52-987-306-24.


Visitors who like a wide variety of watersports will have a great time while they stay at Hotel Riu Palace Mexico. The following list details the water activities that the property offers.

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Watercraft
  • Water Skiing

Family Activities

If you plan to bring the whole family on vacation, one of the best choices is Hotel Riu Palace Mexico, which is known for its family-focused amenities.

The property is equipped with a game room, where guests of all ages can play arcade games and be social. There's a playground too, where even younger guests can have a blast while on the property. This site also has an organized program for kids, which will keep youngsters busy and entertained. Some parents know the value of some time spent without their kids. At this hotel they offer parents the opportunity to spend some time alone, since they have a babysitting service.

Entertainment and Nightlife

As for nighttime entertainment, guests should know that there are no live shows hosted at Hotel Riu Palace Mexico.

Generally, vacationers can enjoy live entertainment 7 days per week. Please keep in mind, the schedule may vary. If you want to learn more details, contact the resort at (984) 877-4200.

Because there are two bars on-site, you will enjoy the option of choosing where to go if you want to order a beverage while on your vacation.

For a change in late-night scenery, you should consider venturing out to another accommodation in the surrounding area, like those in the following chart:

Accommodations near the Hotel Riu Palace Mexico with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Hotel Riu Playacar 1.8 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Hotel Riu Yucatan 2.0 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
ClubHotel Riu Tequila 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Royal Hideaway Playacar by Occidental 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- check
Iberostar Quetzal Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 4 check
Occidental Allegro Playacar 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Iberostar Tucan Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 check
Riu Lupita All Inclusive 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Gala Beach Resort Playacar Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 3 --
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 6 check
Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Reef Playacar 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 --


Guests will find some of the best opportunities for relaxation at Hotel Riu Palace Mexico, considering this destination has a spa. This list provides some of the services that are available to guests:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool


The beauty salon offers both a relaxing and convenient way to get ready in style for a dinner date or special night.

In addition to all the activities you'll find on the grounds of this property, guests itching to get out 'n' about will appreciate the many exciting things to do and see in Mexico. Whether you're looking to hang out on the beach or play a few rounds of golf, you will find lots of other recreational opportunities in the vicinity. Click these articles for information regarding riding a bike or moped, shopping, snorkeling, diving, fishing, sightseeing, and other activities.


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